Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Using the long-weekend wisely.

This is what our long weekend looked like.... there wasn't much time for crafting!!

(cleaning and prepping walls - including filling gaps from cracks in the walls)

(taping the edges)

(covering of floors and the bathroom)

We also squeezed in a coat of paint on the ceiling. One more to do tonight and then we will be ready to paint the walls. We are hoping that this weekend will see it finished and we can move our bed back into the bedroom. Sleeping in the lounge is getting old. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bible Journaling

As you can see, I am not getting as much done as I would like. But... I won't feel guilty or give up. I just have to accept that university takes up time.. the time I normally would have for creative projects. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Well that didn't last long....

I had great plans to blog regularly... and as soon as uni gets going, my plans fall to the wayside!! Oh well.. such is life! Pick up and move on... and just blog when I can!!

Our "Freshen Up 2016" has begun nicely. Our bedroom and ensuite was emptied out and we are now sleeping on the mattress on the lounge room floor. Hubby has been sanding the window sills and re-staining them. We have been choosing paint colors and addressing storage needs. This Easter long weekend, we intend to make the most of the public holidays by painting both ensuite and bedroom walls and ceilings.

(Our empty bedroom where our bed normally is)

I haven't been crafting a great deal, apart from the occassional piecing of my apple core quilt, and some quilting on my hexie quilt. I need to make a baby quilt for my hubby's cousin who is due to have a baby in the next month or so. I have the fabric sitting right here on my desk, waiting for a moment to get on with that! Perhaps inbetween coats of paint drying over Easter?

My BOM has not been happening. Neither has my cross-stitch. I have however started a new crochet project. Cold weather crept in like a thief, and we went from boiling hot to cold overnight!! Which reminded me that the kids need winter uniforms next term... and Mop needs a scarf. So I picked up my hook and began crocheting her a scarf.

I only have 4 weeks left of term, and then it will be school holidays. Maybe I can make up for my lack of crafting then? 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WIP Wednesday {March #2}

Just a quick post today....Uni kicked off with a bang and I spent a lot of this week doing study related stuff. It was a bit of a shock - and jerk back to the reality of more study - less craft. Sad, sad!! On the upside it is a reminder to make the most of the time I do get. I might have to have some social media free days again...

We also have begun the process of giving our home interior a bit of a freshen up. We are looking at replacing carpets and the starting of repainting our ensuite and bedroom. Our house is going to look like a bomb has gone off as we pull apart furniture, empty rooms, paint, varnish window sills and then put it all back again. Although I am hoping to do a cull while we are doing that. Also for our daughter's 13th birthday present, she is getting a bedroom makeover. So we will be ditching all her little girl decor and bringing in a more mature look for her teens and early adult-hood life. We have had fun looking on Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. Her birthday is in July, so we hope to get started on that in June sometime.

In the meantime I have been plodding along on with a few crafty things.

  • Continued on with my cross stitch.
  • Continued on piecing my apple core quilt
  • Began hand quilting my hexie quilt.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Last Week's Bible Journalling...

So I'm a bit late. Uni kept me busy all day yesterday! Talk about brain drain!!

So with my Bible studies, I finished up with Job - and then started on with Mark.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

WIP Wednesday {March #1}

It's Wednesday again! Time certainly flies by! It's been a hard week for me. I have been in a bad sleep patch - which is all part and parcel of fybromyalgia. So it's been hard to concentrate and stay focused. Despite this I have been able to work on some things.

So what have I been working on this week?

Cutting up, basting and the early stages of piecing my apple core quilt.

Completed two of the 8 of these blocks I am making as an addition to the FQS Crossroads quilt-along. I wanted more blocks than the 5 they had in the original pattern, so I am making more!

The rest of the blocks will be made up when I get a moment. The fabric is cut up and ready to go!

What have you been working on this week?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Journaling - and switching it up to fit in with where I am at.

Before I show you this last one, I want to explain the sudden change in layout. 

Look what has appeared in my planner. It's the start of the uni semester. The days I have uni and uni assignments, I am not going to be able to spend as much time as I have done in the past on each page. I still want to do it - but I want to spend less time on the layout and use my time on the learning. So. There will be times when my page will look like this. It will have the study notes in there and my response to what I am learning - along with the verse that spoke to me.